Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: ZimbabweAssist with hands-on lion conservation and rehabilitation with the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, as your backdrop! Over 200,000 lions used to roam the African continent, as recently as 1975. The latest estimates show an 80 – 90% population decline in the last 30 years. The end objective of the Victoria Falls lion project, along with our Antelope Park program, is the reintroduction of the offspring of captive-bred lions into the wild by means of a four-stage process, which you will learn more about during your involvement with the project.
Walk and work with lions in this exclusive private game reserve. Be involved in the research of lions' behaviour and work with us on the world's only programme for their release into the wild. Also assist with orphaned Elephants and the wildlife management and boundary patrols of the reserve.
Where will I sleep?
You will be staying in comfortable twin or quad room thatched accommodation at the main reserve camp and situated next to a beautiful dam. Volunteers have separate shower & toilet facilities to the rest of the camp which are located adjacent to the sleeping area. Your room will be cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff, and free use of the laundry service is available to all volunteers.
This placement would suit:
Anyone who is passionate about wildlife conservation in Africa and wants to take part in a once in a lifetime volunteering experience!
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
It would depend on the severity of the disability.
“The staff were beyond marvelous. I felt such joy and happiness and caring from everyone. I feel I have a new family now that I will stay in contact with forever. Lions are magnificent. It is a wonderful dream come true.”
~ by Jeffri Gordon
accommodation, food, airport pickup
African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation offering meaningful interactive volunteer projects throughout Africa. Founded in 2004 at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe, we have over 8 years’ experience and having facilitated over 10,000 volunteers in over 12 countries across the continent, making us the largest on-the-ground African specialists in volunteer tourism. We offer a range of conservation and community volunteering and internship programs and also facilitate group and family travel. To us, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the hands-on help and skills that volunteers bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its people and its wildlife can give those volunteers in return. We want to empower our volunteers to make a difference and have them bring about long lasting positive change on local communities and the physical environments in which we work.